Nancy Pelosi Marks César Chávez Day, Trans Visibility Day on Easter Sunday


Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) marked Transgender Visibility Day and César Chávez Day on Easter Sunday, though California state government offices will only observe Chávez Day on Monday, April 1.

Pelosi issued a tweet honoring the late farmworker union organizer and civil rights leader on Sunday, shortly after posting a message of Easter greetings to Christians nationwide.

Chavez was born on March 31, 1927 in Yuma, Arizona. He built his legacy in California, where his family were migrant farm workers, and where he became a labor organizer. His birthday is an annual state public holiday, though it is typically observed on Monday, April 1, when his birthday falls on a Sunday.

Pelosi’s recognition of César Chávez Day on Easter Sunday comes as President Joe Biden faces criticism for recognizing the day as Transgender Day of Visibility — one of over 50 LGBTQIA2S+-themed annual observances.